All proceeds will be used to purchase iPads and educational technology for the programs and clients of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
The Chicago Professionals for Easter Seals (CPES), a group of professionals committed to supporting the mission of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago (ESMC) through social and civic engagement, are thrilled to announce the first annual Harvest Ball, to be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. The event will take place at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Therapeutic School for Autism Research, 1939 W. 19th Street, Chicago, Illinois. A tent will be set up on the grounds boasting a festive harvest theme, while the school will remain open allowing guests of the event to tour the school Easter Seals’ created for Autism Research.
Tickets to the event are $88 per person (to honor the 1 in 88 children who are diagnosed with autism) and may be purchased. To kick-off the event, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the Mercedes-Benz experience. This includes the opportunity to test drive the soon to be released CLA-Class, new to the Mercedes-Benz fleet. Guests will also enjoy live DJ entertainment with dancing, seasonal hors d’oeuvres including Local, Domestic and Imported cheeses and fruits, crab stuffed baby bella mushrooms, Bourbon bbq scallops wrapped in bacon as well as a premium open bar.
The CPES was developed to provide professionals in Metropolitan Chicago with a forum that fosters professional development, community service and social awareness. This developing force is composed of Chicagoland’s future leaders and young professionals (22-40 years) committed to supporting and promoting the mission of ESMC through social and civic engagement.
The CPES earnestly believes in our members and we strive to develop programs that encourage individual members’ personal, professional and civic growth. We encourage members to achieve balance in their lives as they work to strengthen their communities. We pride ourselves on diverse professional backgrounds and aim to share our experiences, learn from each other and unite our community through active involvement.
The CPES has chosen to focus their 2013 efforts on raising money for educational technology. Not only because of the transformative nature that technology has had on our society, but for the educational benefits they can provide for individuals with autism and other special needs. Specifically, the iPad has been shown to have a great effect on helping individuals living with autism grow, learn, and communicate more effectively with specially designed programs and aps. Renowned news program 60 Minutes Check this for a recent story on just how powerful this technology can be when used in an educational setting.
For more information regarding this wonderful event, please contact Tim Muri at 312-491-4112. You may also go to chicago.easterseals.com or www.harrysbuttons.com to find out more information you can help Easter Seals.